Five stories to know for April 6: Minneapolis Police Chief testimony, Iran nuclear talks, Biden and COVID variant, vaccine passports and Alexei Navalny is sick.
1. Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo testified against Derek Chauvin, saying he violated policy on respecting the “sanctity of life” during the deadly arrest of George Floyd last May. “I agree that the defendant violated our policy, in terms of rendering aid,” Arrandondo said. Watch the Derk Chauvin trial live: https://youtu.be/oFmtjMMdc9Q
2. Iran and the U.S. begin indirect talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal in Vienna, Austria. Washington abandoned the deal three years ago.
3. President Joe Biden will deliver an update on COVID vaccinations as U.S. cases are rising in younger adults due to highly susceptible variants. Stay tuned for a White House COVID briefing.
4. The British government is assessing the ethical implications of vaccine passports. Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed proof of vaccination will not be needed for shops or pubs. “And on Monday 12th, I will be going to the pub myself and cautiously, but irreversibly, raising a pint of beer to my lips,” Johnson said. In the U.S., Dr. Anthony Fauci said vaccine passports will not be mandated.
5. Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was moved to a sick ward. He has symptoms of a respiratory illness and has been tested for the coronavirus.
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